The Short American Century has 61 ratings and 9 reviews. Sam said: Exceptional compilation of essays/chapters such as Pragmatic Realism versus the Ameri. The Short American Century: A Postmortem. Ed. by Andrew J. Bacevich. ( Cambridge: Harvard University Press, pp. $). Andrew J. Bacevich, who’s been described as “the single most respected the motivation behind The Short American Century: A Postmortem.
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Traci – The Reading Geek rated it liked it Nov 17, What did this age of reputed American preeminence signify? Though often sharply critical of the moral and political failings of this epoch, the contributors—a distinguished collection of historians and international-relations scholars—are also judicious in their interpretations.
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To take stock of the short American Century and place it in historical perspective, Bacevich has assembled a richly provocative range of perspectives. Luce in early As summarized in Bacevich’s short chapter at the end of the book where he states that “To further indulge old illusions of the United States presiding over and directing the course of history will not only impede the ability of Americans to understand the world and themselves but may well pose a positive danger to both.
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Harvard University Press, As the United States grapples with protracted wars, daunting economic uncertainty, and pressing questions about exactly what role it should play in bacevicg rapidly changing world, understanding where the nation has been and how it got where it is today is critical. Faced with a reality that includes, within the last cenutry alone, an inability to anticipate Bjc rated it really liked it Jul 06, Bacevich makes clear, that century has now ended, the victim of strategic miscalculation, military misadventures, and economic decline.
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Return to Book Page. As the United States grapples with protracted wars, daunting economic uncertainty, and pressing questions about exactly what role it should play in a rapidly changing world, understanding where the nation has been and how it got where it is today is critical.
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He quotes William Fulbright from “power tends to confuse itself with virtue and a great americcan is particularly susceptible to the idea that its power is a sign of God”s favor, conferring upon it a special responsibility for other nations, to make them richer and happier and wiser, to remake them, that is, in its own shining image.
Email alerts New issue alert. I’ve read a lot of pieces for undergrad which argued for the end of the American dream and the decline of America.
To take stock of the short American Century and place it in historical perspective, Bacevich has assembled a richly provocative range of perspectives.
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